St Mary the Virgin

South view of Upleadon Church
South View of Upleadon Church

The Church, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, was greatly restored in 1969 and is probably well over a thousand years in origin. 

To find the church, please use Google Maps for a road view of the Church.  The entrance to the Church may also be found using What3Words – ///serve.happening.cattle 

St Mary the Virgin church now has a Facebook page.  Please visit and ‘like’ the page to follow it and receive updates when anything is posted.

Our Vicar is Rev. Kat Mepham

Re-Opening of Upleadon Church for Private Worship

The PCC are pleased to announce that St Mary the Virgin will be open for private prayer on Sundays until further notice, from approximately 8AM to 8PM.   There will be notices on the churchyard gate and the church door to explain procedures eg. social distancing and sanitising. The entrance from the lane will be via the churchyard disabled access gate and not via the gate with steps next to the hand rail, to eliminate unnecessary touching of surfaces. There are signs on the pews that should be placed by the user on the seat once it has been used to signify to other users that they should not use that pew. For Sundays when a service is being held, the church will only be open AFTER the service for personal prayer in order to ensure the church is clean and safe for anyone attending the service.

Church of England Guidance on COVID-19

The Church of England is engaging with the Government and issues guidance on Places of Worship. For more information, and to read the guidance provide by the Church of England, please follow this link:

5 thoughts on “St Mary’s Church”

  • Sheila Gibbons 28th January 2017 at 19:07. It is a beautiful church I never seen a church like this before, the tower looks really good it eye catch me when I when pass it. Loved it all in side the church.My local vicar Jeremy Goulston might visit if that ok.
  • Jane 20th February 2017 at 21:14. Hi. I recently visited your beautiful church. I spotted the head of something in the masonry above the Nave which you can only see if you are in front of the altar. I couldn’t quite make it out. Could you tell me what it is please. Many thanks.
  • Tim Kestin 6th July 2017 at 17:59. I would like to visit this church. What hours is it open ?
    Tim Kestin
    Chalford Hill
    near Stroud
  • Pauline Gibson 21st October 2017 at 20:44. What a wonderful Church. I am sorry we missed seeing it when visiting Gloucestershire earlier this year. I’m only seeing it now thanks to a friend on Facebook.My husband and I enjoy visiting the different Churches when visiting Britain and discovering their history.
  • Melissa Hancock 20th May 2019 at 13:02. We visited this church about two weeks ago now. Trying to find out where my husband’s uncle was buried. His name was Thomas Albert Hancock, date of burial was the 9 October 1929, aged 30 years. Apparently, there is no record as to the exact spot, as we would have liked to place a memorial stone in his memory.Lovely church, so pleased we visited.

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